Florida Manatee Returns Home

Abigail is the 14th manatee to be rehabilitated at the Cincinnati Zoo

 UnknownCINCINNATI (October 6, 2015) – Florida manatee “Abigail,” who came to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 2013 to be rehabilitated after suffering cold stress in the Indian River system, has returned to her home state in good health. On Friday, October 2, Zoo veterinarian Dr. Mark Campbell and…

Cincinnati Zoo’s World of the Insect Wins Prestigious Bean Award for Work with Giant Jumping Sticks

Moves to top of AZA’s national breeding award winner list

beaCINCINNATI, OH (September 28, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is proud to announce that its World of the Insect has been recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) with the prestigious Edward H. Bean Award for its work with giant jumping sticks.

The Bean Award, named after…

Special Painted Dog Enrichment

signThe Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s ten painted dog pups and their mom, “Imara,” will receive special enrichment in the form of a USDA-inspected goat carcass on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 9:30 am in their public exhibit. This enrichment will be exclusive to members and Zoo Adventure Ticket holders! This will be their second public carcass feeding. Simulating a wild feeding…

Sumatran Rhino in Indonesia is Pregnant! Rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo is the Father

 

CINCINNATI  (September 22, 2015) – The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced today, on World Rhino Day, that the critically-endangered Sumatran rhino population will soon increase by one.  In a species with fewer than 100 individuals left on the planet, one is a significant number.

The announcement has special local significance since the father, Andalas, was born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.  His birth, in 2001, was the result of a scientific breakthrough by the Zoo’s…

Male Black Rhino from Zoo Atlanta Matched with Cincinnati Zoo’s Female Black Rhino

Seyia and Faru – A match made by… the SSP!

 CINCINNATI  (September 15, 2015)– When “Faru,” a ten-year-old, male black rhinoceros, arrived from Zoo Atlanta earlier this summer, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s female, “Seyia,” got more than a 2,800-pound neighbor.  She seyiafarugot a potential mate. The Association of Zoo and Aquarium’s (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) has determined that these two…

Zoofari 2015: A Celebration of 140 Years

zoofari-rasterCINCINNATI (September 4, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden cordially invites you to attend the 33rd  annual Zoofari – Zoofari 2015: A Celebration of 140 Years– presented by Performance Lexus and Performance Lexus Rivercenter, which takes place Friday, September 18, 2015.  Join 2500+ corporate leaders, zoo supporters and philanthropists for a fabulous evening, named #1 charity event in Cincinnati in City’s…

Cincinnati Zoo Announces Plans for a $12 Million Gorilla Exhibit Expansion

 

gorillaCINCINNATI (September 3, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has big plans to transform the Zoo’s most popular exhibit, Gorilla World, by creating a new indoor habitat to allow for year-round visitor viewing of and engagement with the Zoo’s western lowland gorillas!

“For more than 84 years, the Cincinnati Zoo has led the way in the management of these critically…

#GreenestZooInAmerica’s Base Camp Cafe Rated Greenest Restaurant in America

basecamp CINCINNATI (September 8, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Base Camp Café has earned the “greenest restaurant in America” title for 2015 according to the Green Restaurant Association (GRA).

The GRA awards points for environmental categories including energy, water, food, waste, disposables, furnishings and building materials. A 4-star rating requires 300 points,…